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Disaster Housing Related Training

This page provides information about some of the courses offered by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) that support implementation of the National Disaster Housing Strategy.  EMI is part of the Department of Homeland's Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  EMI provides national leadership in developing and delivering training to ensure that individuals and groups having key emergency management responsibilities posess the requisite skills  to effectively perform their jobs.

Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Courses

EMI offers many courses that support the implementation of the National Disaster Housing Strategy. For further information on EMI programs and to access training, exercise, and application information, visit  A sample of EMI course offerings are shown for Resident Courses, Field-Delivered Courses and Independent Study Courses.

Resident Courses

  • E0197 Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning: This course will provide participants responsible for providing Emergency Planning with the information necessary to utilize disability and access and functional needs-inclusive practices, as well as the additional updated skills and knowledge they will need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.
  • E0321 Management of Individual Assistance: This course gives participants the tools needed to provide the best service to disaster survivors based on the New FEMA vision of being the Nation’s pre-eminent Emergency Management Agency. The primary audience for this course is FEMA nationwide Individual Assistance (IA) staff, including IA Branch Directors and IA Group Supervisors, as well as Operations Section Chiefs and Federal Coordinating Officers.
  • E0491 Direct Housing Management: This course provides the Individual and Households Program/Direct Housing Assistance and other essential FEMA staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a Direct Housing Assistance mission.

Click on this link for information on attending EMI resident courses and to download a course catalog.

State/Local/Tribal Field-Delivered Courses

For information about course dates and the application process, contact the training officer in your State Emergency Management Agency or Office.

  • G0108 Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance: This course provides training for local communities to prepare for and manage the Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) functions effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work together in coordination with Emergency Management and traditional MC providers to plan and provide MC/EA services to those affected by disaster.
  • G0235 Emergency Planning:  This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning.  It will develop the capability for effective participation in the all hazard emergency operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster.
  • G0358 Evacuation and Re-Entry Planning Course: This 12-hour course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement an Evacuation and Re-Entry Plan for their jurisdictions. It uses a community’s Vulnerability Analysis and Evacuation Plan. It also addresses evacuation behavior and recommends methods to make evacuation and re-entry more efficient. This course does not address the decision to evacuate or re-enter.

Independent Study Courses

  • IS-0405 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Overview:  This course provides an introduction to Mass Care and Emergency Assistance support with a focus on Whole Community, by outlining the importance of collaboration and coordination between government, non-profit, public and private sectors.
  • IS-0650.a Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments: This course provides non-tribal participants with the basic knowledge to build effective partnerships with tribal governments and to work in concert with them to protect native people and their property against all types of hazards. Throughout this course, tribal representatives speak about their history, their culture, their way of life, and how to develop good relationships with tribal communities.
  • IS-0800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction: This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework (NRF).

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced independent study courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.  Visit EMI Distance Learning for additional information.

Last Updated: 
08/18/2016 - 08:34